A new one million square foot Singapore logistics hub is ready to pilot new technologies, such as automated machine handling, augmented reality glasses for navigation and in-warehouse cycle drones, in the hope of improving safety and efficiency.
Transportation and logistics company Toll Group has opened its ‘Toll City’ hub at a cost $166 million after investing in new technologies such as driverless vehicles, 3D printing, Smart RFID cabinets and smart-city telematics for real-time inventory accuracy and accountability.
With it being located three kilometres from the upcoming Tuas Port, which will have an annual capacity of 65 million TEU, and road links to Malaysia and Singapore’s growing Jurong region, Toll City will become a source of growth across local and regional markets in the retail, healthcare and fast moving customer goods (FMCG) sectors.
Commenting on the launch, Kevin Wong, Assistant Manager of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (ECD), said: “Toll City is a true testament to the transformation of our logistics ecosystem, where best-in-class facilities are advancing the sector’s overall operational excellence.
“This is in line with the Logistics Industry Transformation Map, catalysing deep supply chain innovation that translates into better business opportunities and good jobs within the logistics sector in Singapore.”
Vincent Phang, Executive Vice-President of Toll Global Logistics Singapore, commented: “Toll City in Singapore is a new growth chapter for Toll in Asia.
“Toll’s focus on technology developments will revolutionise the way people work, as we create resilient supply chain solutions that deliver smarter, faster and better outcomes for our clients.
“With the SiTadeL Control Tower in Toll City, we have been addressing Singapore’s urban logistics challenges with real-time visibility and monitoring of our moving assets.
“As a result, we offer an integrated supply chain management process that’s prepared for surge periods, and potential supply chain disruptions caused by human or natural disasters.”